Josie Duffy Rice is a lawyer, journalist, and essayist. As senior reporter for The Appeal, she covers prosecutors, prisons, and other criminal justice issues. She is also currently a senior strategist for The Justice Collaborative. Before coming to The Justice Collaborative she was a staff writer at Daily Kos, where she focused on prosecutorial accountability and criminal justice. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Josie previously worked on voting rights and criminal justice policy.
Josie's writing on race, gender, culture, and politics has been featured in The New York Times, Slate, Gawker, Ebony, Daily Kos, Rewire, Interactive One, and Spook Mag, among others. She has also been featured in The Nation, New York Magazine, and Scalawag.
Josie is also the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Seven Scribes, a website that featured essays, fiction, interviews, investigative journalism, and cultural analysis by young writers of color. She is a former staff attorney at the Center for Popular Democracy.
In 2014 Josie was named one of City and State’s 40 Under 40 in New York City. She was also Harvard Law School's 2013 Commencement speaker. She has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Columbia University. Josie lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.